Spread across a cluster of promontories and peninsulas, the Baltic city of Helsinki is some 450 years old. Its wide avenues are lined with buildings echoing centuries of architectural excellence from Gothic through to art deco and contemporary, which are interspersed with numerous green parks. Whether explored as a snow-covered winter destination, or in summer when there is almost permanent daylight, Helsinki offers a multitude of cultural, scenic and gastronomic pleasures.
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